16th Annual Black & White Spider Awards

For the 16th Annual Black & White Spider Awards I received two nominations.

Searching the Subconscious – Fine Art Category

Reflection (BW) – Nude Category

Didn’t win beyond the nomination, but it’s nice to have TWO chosen this year.

You can see the entire gallery here.

Below is a pre-made press release they made up for our usage.

The Press Release

16TH ANNUAL BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS HONORS PHOTOGRAPHER Michael Potts FROM The United States

LOS ANGELES 11/8/21 – Amateur photographer Michael Potts of the United States was presented with the 16th Annual Black and White Spider Awards Nominee title in the categories of Fine Art and Nude at a prestigious Nomination & Winners Photo Show streamed Saturday, November 6, 2021.

The live online gala was attended by industry leaders and the photography community from around the globe who logged on to watch the climax of the world’s premier event for black and white photography. 16th Annual Jury members included captains of the industry from Galerie Springer, Berlin; HackelBury Fine Art, London; DROGA5, New York; Artfactory Club, Vienna; Portuguese Center of Photography, Porto; Spurs Gallery, Beijing; Aeroplastics Contemporary, Brussels; The Guardian, London; Istanbul Museum of Modern Art; Alessia Paladini Gallery, Milan; ADK Creative One Inc., Tokyo; Hiroshima MOCA, Japan; Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney; Silvan Faessler Fine Art, Switzerland; Goldsmiths, University of London; Alfred Ehrhardt Foundation, Berlin; NSU Art Museum, Fort Lauderdale; Cassina Projects Gallery, Milan; David Clarke, London; Paola Anselmi Contemporary Art, Perth; Chiara Badinella, Art Advisory & Appraisals, Milan; MWWM, New York; and Galerie Bugada Cargnel in Paris who honored Spider Fellows with 596 coveted title awards and 935 nominees in 33 categories.

“As always the Black & White Spider Awards showcases the work of talented professional and amateur photographers that may until now have been somewhat hidden from view. It has been a pleasure and a privilege to discover these new and exciting images.” Conrad Hechter, Correspondent at Goldsmiths, University of London commented. 

Demet Yildiz, Director of Photography at Istanbul Museum of Modern Art said “Black & White Spider Awards is a one-of-a-kind event bringing together talents, independent of their geography, and offering them an excellent platform to be seen by viewers globally.”

Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor for The Guardian Weekend Magazine, London added, “It was a real pleasure viewing such inventive and diverse imagery – after the year that we’ve all experienced, globally and collectively.”

“It’s an incredible achievement to be selected among the best from the 6,211 entries from 75 countries we received this year” said Basil O’Brien, the awards Creative Director. “(Name)’s “(Title of Photograph),” an exceptional image entered in the (Category) category, represents black and white photography at its finest, and we’re pleased to present (her/him) with the title of Nominee.” 

BLACK AND WHITE SPIDER AWARDS is the leading international award honoring excellence in black and white photography. This celebrated event shines a spotlight on the best professional and amateur photographers worldwide and honors the finest images with the highest achievements in black and white photography. http://www.thespiderawards.com

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